NOVA 2008-2009 College Catalog
GENERAL INFORMATION -- Accreditation and Recognition
NOVA is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia, 30033-4097, telephone number 404-679-4501) to award associate degrees, and certificates in selected career areas.
Curricula of the College are approved by the NOVA Board and by the State Board. Its two-year, associate degree programs are also approved by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV). Certain curricula of the College are accredited by specialized accrediting organizations. They include (1) the Allied Health and Nursing programs, accredited by the American Dental Association, the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education, the Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care, the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for Emergency Medical Services Professions, the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education, the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences, and the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission; (2) the Culinary Arts Certificate, accredited by the American Culinary Federation; (3) the Paralegal Studies program, accredited by the American Bar Association; and (4) the Veterinary Technology program, accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Commission on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities. See the individual program descriptions for additional details.